This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map (alas, sans player-friendly version) and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked to d20pfsrd.com’s shop and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM.
Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. This is one of the optional expansions for AAW Games’ superb Snow-White mega-adventure and thus has a certain fairy-tale-flair and can easily added into the superb mega-module.
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This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.
Lintu Fitcher is an uncommon person in the town of Morsain – he is not only an avant-garde necromancer and taxidermist extraordinaire…he’s also a deranged serial killer that has his undead procure “raw materials” – 3 weekly incidents are provided, allowing for a slow-build-up to the secret tableau’s finishing touches, his twisted work almost complete.
The PCs will have to do some careful legwork to avoid a nasty trap, compromising the man while authority is in range to cover him (he’s got friends in high places)…but sooner or later, the PCs will be able to enter his basement – where not only the twisted madman and his undead await in a truly twisted area, we also get a full buff/defense-suite with a round-by-round break-down of actions. Now this is how it’s done!
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no significant glitches. Layout adheres to a beautiful 2-column full-color standard and the pdf comes sans bookmarks, but needs none at this length. Cartography is full color and surprisingly good for such an inexpensive pdf, but there is no key-less version of the map to print out and hand to your players.
Stephen Yeardley amazes me time and again – what he can wrestle out of those little mini-dungeons is absolutely amazing and impressive: Dark, twisted, with a whimsical edge, this is a SUPERB mini-dungeon…oh, and it’s currently FREE. This would be 5 stars + seal of approval even if it were a for pay title…but as provided, it is just an amazing little piece you should get ASAP. Now. Download it now!
You can get this awesome mini-dungeon here on OBS!